Arabella by Georgette HeyerArabella by Georgette Heyer

Arabella

byGeorgette Heyer

Paperback | August 1, 2009

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Georgette Heyer is the Queen of the Regency Romance. Long may she reign!" -New York Times bestselling author LAUREN WILLIGDeliciously feisty and exuberant, Arabella Tallant is one of Georgette Heyer's most memorable and engaging heroines Daughter of a modest country clergyman, Arabella Tallant is on her way to London when her carriage breaks down outside the hunting lodge of the wealthy Mr. Robert Beaumaris. Her pride stung when she overhears a remark of her host's, Arabella pretends to be an heiress, a pretense that deeply amuses the jaded Beau. To counter her white lie, Beaumaris launches her into high society and thereby subjects her to all kinds of fortune hunters and other embarrassments.When compassionate Arabella rescues such unfortunate creatures as a mistreated chimney sweep and a mixed-breed mongrel, she foists them upon Beaumaris, who finds he rather enjoys the role of rescuer and is soon given the opportunity to prove his worth in the person of Arabella's impetuous young brother? PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER: "Our Georgette Heyer display of the Sourcebooks reprints has been a huge success, not only to those early fans like myself, but to many new readers who appreciate her style and wit."Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."PublishersWeekly"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." Katie Fforde "
Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Blac...
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Title:ArabellaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.82 × 5.38 × 0.82 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402219466

ISBN - 13:9781402219467

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant An absolute favourite. The tale of a girl from a country parsonage who show London a thing or two, all the while concealing a secret that could ruin her. Love love love it.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love Jane Austen, you'll love Georgette Heyer This classic Heyer novel is brilliantly executed. Humour and charm will transport you to a Regency world filled with wonderful characters, witty dialogue and plot turns that keep you flipping the pages. Prepare to be transported to the wonderful world of Georgette Heyer.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arabella By far my favorite of Heyer's regency novels, naive young Arabella charms the aloof and elusive Mr Beaumaris through her passion for the downtrodden. A funny comedy of manners and delightful picture of London society of that period.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Arabella by Georgette Heyer Arabella Tallant is the eldest daughter of eight children and considered a Beauty. The Tallant family lives in a cozy parsonage, the father being Reverend Henry Tallant, in genteel poverty. With little aspiration for Arabella contriving a great match in Yorkshire (a must to help marry off the rest of the girls and provide a living for the son's) Mrs. Tallant's long-held dream has been to have Arabella's godmother, Lady Bridlington, sponsor a London season for Arabella. When the invitation comes Arabella is very aware of how fortunate she is and resolves to make a good match to help support her family. Although she is a soft-hearted, conscientious girl, Arabella's temper gets the better of her when she overhears a careless remark made by the Nonpareil Beaumaris (one of the richest and most sought after bachelor's in England), leading her to prevaricate on her birth and circumstance...that she is The Rich Tallant! The novel is a delightful bit of silliness. Its hard to believe such an eligible, rich bachelor as Beaumaris would have a heart of mush inside his facade of "cool civility" but Heyer always has a way of making her heros and heroines endear themselves to you. Beaumaris talks about his noble consequence but always in the end his actions are kinder than his words belie. Arabella is sweet and naive, although tenaciously single-minded in what she believes is right and wrong...causing much confusion and muddling of events in the Bridlington household and for the beleaguered Beaumaris...but he would not have it any other way!!! Although at 312 pages shorter in length than most of her novels, and with the classic wit, strong characterization, and humorous happenings we have come to expect, Arabella is another winner from Heyer.
Date published: 2009-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, easy romance Calling all romance and historical fiction lovers! Georgette Heyer is a master at historical-romantic fiction. You will get caught up in the characters as you read this book (and all Heyer). You will cry for them, fight for them and hope for their futures. Reading just one won't be enough!
Date published: 2009-04-11